Photos: Honour Walk held in Vanderhoof

Singing and drumming was heard in downtown Vanderhoof on Monday, June 14. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)Singing and drumming was heard in downtown Vanderhoof on Monday, June 14. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Over 100 participants walked the route in honour of the 215 children found buried at Kamloops Indian Residential School. Students from NVSS and W.L. McLeod amongst other members of the community took part in Monday’s Honour Walk. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)Over 100 participants walked the route in honour of the 215 children found buried at Kamloops Indian Residential School. Students from NVSS and W.L. McLeod amongst other members of the community took part in Monday’s Honour Walk. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Chief Priscilla Mueller of Saik’uz First Nation said through this walk the Indigenous community aimed to support students and make them aware of some of the things that happened in the past, to educate them further. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)Chief Priscilla Mueller of Saik’uz First Nation said through this walk the Indigenous community aimed to support students and make them aware of some of the things that happened in the past, to educate them further. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

An honour walk was held Monday June 14 in Vanderhoof, remembering the 215 children found buried at Kamloops Indian Residential School.

Saik’uz First Nation led the walk which started at Nechako Valley Secondary School. There were over a hundred participants in the walk with students from W.L. McLeod and NVSS taking part in the walk.

Chief Priscilla Mueller said NVSS invited Saik’uz First Nation to honour the 215 children who were murdered and buried.

“We are here to show our support. A lot of our members went to Lejac and a couple of our members here also went to Kamloops Indian Residential School. We want to support the students and make them aware of some of the things that happened in the past and educate them,”she said.

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Aman Parhar
Editor – Vanderhoof Omineca Express, Caledonia Courier

aman.parhar@ominecaexpress.com

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